03 mai 2018

Six Dynasties Art from the Norman A. Kurland Collection (Part one) at Eskenazi

This exhibition features a superb selection of Six Dynasties art (220 to 581 AD) assembled over four decades by Norman A. Kurland, a renowned film and television agent. His focused and scholarly eye has led him to form perhaps the best collection of Six Dynasties art in private hands. The thirty-eight pieces in the current exhibition, though limited primarily to the fifth and sixth centuries, range widely in material – stone sculptures, earthenware figures, gilt-bronze metalwork and glazed ceramics. Highlights include rare examples of... [Lire la suite]

10 mars 2018

Asian Art Museum asks life's biggest questions in 'Divine Bodies'

The Buddhist deity Guhyasamaja (detail), approx. 1400–1500. China; Beijing, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Bronze with gilding. Asian Art Museum, The Avery Brundage Collection, B64B23. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The human form in art has always helped shape how we answer life’s biggest questions: Where do we come from? Why are we here? Who are we? What happens when we die? In response, from March 9 through July 29, 2018, the Asian Art Museum presents Divine Bodies, bringing together nearly 70... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2017

Exhibition focuses on that silent yet powerful act of transmission of Buddhist philosophy

Japanese. Amida Buddha (Amida Nyorai), 12th century (detail). Lacquer, gold and pigment on Cypress (Hinoki), crystals, 118.5 x 36.1 cm diameter (overall). National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased with funds donated by Allan Myers AO and Maria Myers AO, 2010 (2010.3) MELBOURNE.- From the tranquil smile of an enlightened icon to the widely recognisable laughing Buddha, nine iterations and cultural interpretations of Buddha from throughout Asia are being presented in Buddha’s Smile, on view in the Asian Art temporary... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2017

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara attributed by inscription to the Tenth Karmapa Chöying Dorje, Eastern Tibet or Yunnan

Lot 223. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, attributed by inscription to the Tenth Karmapa Chöying Dorje, Eastern Tibet or Yunnan Province, 17th Century. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Himalayan Art Resources item no. 13400.Height: 6  3/8  in. (16.2 cm) Exhibited: "Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection", Rubin Museum of Art, 4 February 2015–11 January 2016 and 10 February 2016–16 January 2017 Literature: I. Alsop, 'Sculpture of Chöying Dorjé', in K.... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2016

New world record for Tibetan sculpture at Bonhams Images of Devotion Sale in Hong Kong

Lot 108. A monumental brass alloy figure of Canda Vajrapani, Tibet, 13th century. Estimate HKD 22,000,000 ~ 28,000,000. Sold for HK$ 49,260,000 (€5,971,705), a new world record price for a Tibetan sculpture. Photo: Bonhams. HONG KONG.- An imposing brass Figure of Canda Vajrapani from the collection of Ulrich von Schroeder set a new world record price for a Tibetan sculpture at auction when it sold for HK$ 49,260,000 (US$ 6,351,479) at Bonhams Images of Devotion Sale in Hong Kong on 29 November.... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2016

Bodhisattva, probably Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), ca. 550–560, Northern Qi dynasty (550–577)

Bodhisattva, probably Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), ca. 550–560, Northern Qi dynasty (550–577). Sandstone with pigment. H. 13 ft. 9 in. (419.1 cm); H. with base 14 ft. 9 in. (449.6 cm). The Sackler Collections, Purchase, The Sackler Fund, 1965, 65.29.4 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Large-scale sculptures of bodhisattvas wearing extraordinary jewelry epitomize stylistic and iconographic innovations in Chinese sculpture from the second half of the sixth century. The astonishing jeweled harness... [Lire la suite]

12 septembre 2016

A rare inscribed gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 155. A rare inscribed gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Sui dynasty (581-618). Estimate 150,000 — 200,000. Photo: Sotheby's. the seated deity cast atop a stepped faceted lotus throne with both legs pendent and resting on a waisted lotus support centered by a cintamani, the right hand raised and holding a pearl, the other resting on the knee, wearing loosely draped robes secured at the chest, the face cast with a pensive expression below the high chignon... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2016

Avalokiteshvara, Art Sino-Tibétain, ca 18°-19° siècle

Lot 34. Avalokiteshvara, Art Sino-Tibétain, ca 18°-19° siècle. Estimation : 7 000 € / 9 000 €. Photo Cornette de Saint-Cyr Bronze doré. H. 24,5 cm Le bodhisattva de la compassion sous sa forme à onze têtes et huit bras (Ekadashamukha Lokeshvara). Ses neuf têtes paisibles sont surmontées d’une face de Krodha courroucé sous une tête d’Amitabha.Il est richement paré de bijoux et repose sur un socle lotiforme. Les carnations destinées à être peintes n’ont pas été dorées. Arts d’Asie - Arts des Mers du... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2016

A large stone bust of Avalokiteshvara

Lot 1370, A large stone bust of Avalokiteshvara. Estimate  USD 4,000 ~ 6,000. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the full face with serene downcast gaze and gentle smile, crowned with an elaborate crown centered with a standing figure of Amitabha atop a lotus surrounded by foliate scrolls, the sides of the crown tied with ribbons reaching to the shoulders, draped with a shawl, parting to reveal a double-string necklace, stand (2). Height 30 in., 76.2 cm Provenance: Sotheby's New... [Lire la suite]
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27 février 2016

A schist figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ancient region of Gandhara, circa 4th century

Lot 61. A schist figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ancient region of Gandhara, circa 4th century. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€14,000 - 18,000). Photo: Bonhams. Standing slightly flexed with right knee bent forward, his robe fastened around his waist by knotted rope, its folds cascading across his muscular form and pooling by his ankles, in his right hand he holds a wreath, and his face bears a quite, confident expression. 16 in. (40.6 cm) high Note: Identified by his size and the wreath in this hand, this... [Lire la suite]